A Project of the Phoenix Holocaust Association


The Phoenix Holocaust Association and Scottsdale Community College's Genocide Awareness Week and many other Valley organizations are proud to bring Father Patrick Desbois to our community.  

Many exciting events are planned and most are free to the public.

Phoenix Holocaust Association is dedicated to honoring the memory and legacy of survivors and victims through education of the Holocaust and other genocides. Holocaust by Bullets provides the opportunity to impact and educate thousands of people in our community.




On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. This act of war sounded the death knell for Jewish populations of Eastern Europe. More than two million Jews and Roma were killed by bullets in this territory by German units and their collaborators. This method of extermination has come to be known as the “Holocaust by bullets” or “genocide by mass shooting.” The executioners traveled to villages and faced the victims who were to be massacred before the eyes of their neighbors. Today, Yahad-In Unum teams work to capture those neighbors’ accounts and locate the mass killing sites before time runs out and the eyewitness testimonies are forever silent. 

Yahad-In Unum

Yahad – In Unum (YIU) combines the Hebrew word Yahad, meaning “together,” with the Latin phrase In Unum, meaning “in one.” Founded in 2004 by internationally renowned humanitarian and activist, Father Patrick Desbois, YIU is a global organization raising consciousness of the sites of Jewish and Roma mass executions by Nazi killing units in Eastern Europe during World War II. This was the infamous “Holocaust by Bullets,” the prototype for the ensuing disease of modern genocide. The massacres in Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, the Balkans and Syria have all been modeled after the systematic tactics carried out during the “Holocaust by Bullets.”

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Holocaust By Bullets Programming



Visitors are welcome to tour the 2,000 square foot exhibition that showcases and explains the Holocaust by Bullets. Docent-led tours are available for groups of 10 or more and students/schools.  Suitable for students in 7th grade and above.

Keynote Address


April 20, 2020, Father Patrick Desbois will  be the keynote speaker to kick-off Scottsdale Community College's Genocide Awareness Week.  

Teacher Training


Teachers from around the Valley and state are invited to participate in two Holocaust education training programs: The Bureau of Jewish Education's Annual Educators' Conference on the Holocaust and an in-depth 16-hour training by Yahad-in Unum. 

Adult Programs


Various events around the Valley are scheduled including book talks, film and lecture series by guest speakers and professors from ASU, NAU and Claremont-McKenna College.

School Programs


Free educational programs for students in grades 7 and above including docent-led tours of the exhibition and transportation. 

Genocide Awareness Week


April 20-24, 2020. Scottsdale Community College's 8th Annual Genocide Awareness Week.

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